Well i bought my boys a 22lr its a marlin model 60. Went to the range and had fun. I shot with federal 36 grain. I also put a a 4x power scope on it and shot it at 100 yards. I guess i could shoot better with a better optic. Its a target sports 4x power fixed. I guess my boys will have a lot of fun with it. I cant believe how accurate it is.